Website Admins

JoAnn Craten – Director of Website Management
JoAnnJoAnn lives in Idaho with her wonderful husband, Paul, and their two adult children, Sarah and Paulie. They have been married for over 28 years and started out their married life together outside Chicago, Illinois. She is a Christian, former homeschooling mom, who works from home. She has enjoyed over 14 years of homeschooling with all the ups and downs that go along with that journey. Both of her children have now graduated from homeschooling and have moved on to their respective jobs and lives. JoAnn enjoys many hobbies including crocheting, photography, cross-stitch, card making, website design, and blogging, to name a few. She owns Watered Garden Creations, where she provides website support and management for business owners. She’s been working for TOS since February 2013, and enjoys her work here at TOS and all the wonderful people she works with. She is thankful to work for such a wonderful company that puts the Lord first in all they do.

Shelby Hand – Website Support Assistant

Shelby lives in Illinois with her husband, Cody, and their four daughters. Shelby is currently kept busy homeschooling her children while pursuing a Doctorate of Education in New Learning. Her study interests revolve around supports for homeschooling parents, specifically Facebook groups. In her local church, Shelby serves as Sunday School supervisor along with managing the church’s website. She enjoys listening to podcasts, attending weekly Bible study, reading numerous books to her daughters, and Friday pizza night with friends. Shelby is thankful for the opportunity to work with TOS, utilizing both her interests and her experiences to bring glory to God. Soli Deo Gloria!

Erin Spragg – Website Support Assistant

Erin is a former homeschooler, an entrepreneur, a writer, and has a passion for books and writing, sewing, music, history and government, and health. She is a perfectionist and loves to use her skills and passions to share her love of learning with others and to glorify God. Erin was born and raised in Kansas, but currently resides in Texas with most of her family. She keeps busy running her own virtual assistant businesses, writing her blog, designing and creating costumes and playing with her hedgehog in her spare time.

Jennie Woelpern – Affiliate Tech & Website Support Assistant
Jennie is a homeschooling work at home mom, who has a slight obsession with books, sunsets, and coffee! She enjoys blogging and sharing about her journey of faith, grace through Christ, homeschooling, and of course books!! Her husband is a Railroad Engineer, so they have done a bit of moving around, but thankful to now be settled in the south in Tennessee with their two children, dog, cats, and chickens. I am blessed to be a part of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine team!!

Timothy Daly – Tech  Support Assistant

Timothy is a homeschool graduate himself, with a passion for anything related to computers. When he is not programming or working on the TOS sites, he can usually be found playing his electric guitar or reading good books, especially the Bible, J.R.R. Tolkien, and C. S. Lewis!

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).